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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna Est Veritas et Prevalebit. MONDAY, MAY 23, 1881.

TOWN EDITION. [lssued at 4.30 p.m.]

Filed. —Two declarations of insolvency will bo found elsewhere.

Licensing Court. —There are eighteen applications for renewal of licenses to come before this Court at its next sitting, June 7th.

Bigamy. —The man Chorriton, arrested by Constable Neill, on Friday, on a charge of this nature, was on Saturday evening brought before the R. M., and remanded to Oamaru.

Theatrical. —There was but a poor attendance on Saturday at the entertainment given by Signor Tamburini and Company. The programme was carried out in a very satisfactory manner. Football. —A match will be played on the Domain ground to-morrow, play to commence at two o’clock. Players are particularly requested to roll up sharp, as there is some prospect of a match with the Fire Brigade. Mr Wright, M.H.R.—This evening, Mr E. G. Wright, member for the Coleridge electoral district, will deliver an address to his Ashburton constituents, in the Town Hall. The “ agony ” will commence at 8 sharp.

Fire. —A fire occurred in Christchurch yesterday morning, by which two houses were burned to the ground. They were owned by Messrs Repperell and Scarlett, and both buildings were insured to the extent of Ll5O in the National and Transatlantic offices. Open Steeplechase. —MrT. S. James’ Quamby is nominated for the open steeplechase, to be run at Ashburton on Friday next, his nomination, bearing Wednesday’s postmark, being in the hands of the Secretary of the Ashburton Racing Club. The Outward ’Frisco Mail. —The mail despatched from Lyttelton on Saturday night appears to have been unusually heavy. The portion from Dunedin was the largest ever sent from there, and comprised 7,793 letters, 1,124 books, and 17,120 newspapers. The portion from Christchurch contained 8,909 letters and 42 bags of books and newspapers. The Grand National Handicap.— Owing to the telegraph offices being closed to-morrow, it being a public holiday, no telegrams will be receivable. VVe have therefore made arrangements for our representative to bo in attendance, and to despatch, by means of pigeon post, a full report of the racing for the above crosscountry event, which will appear in tomorrow’s issue. Wo shall bo indebted to Mr S. Saunders for the pigeons entrusted with the carriage of the messages, he having kindly consented to lend us the same.

Burglaries. —Early on Sunday morning tho shop of Messrs Orr and Co., drapers, adjoining the Union Bank, was entered by a burglar through one of the front windows, and one or two articles were found to have been stolon, but tho exact number is not yet discovered. The large plate glass window pane was completely smashed, this damage alone being estimated at about Lll.—The shop window of Mr Thos. Duclson, saddler, in Burnett street, was also broken into and a pair of spurs stolen therefrom.—We learn also that Mr Stephens’ saddler’s shop at Tinwald, was broken into yesterday morning. Evidently the burglars are intent upon saddlery as well as other articles, and shopkeepers will do well to be on their guard, until the birds are caged. More Lucky Escapes. Says tho Feilding Guardian :—“ln our last issue we mentioned that it was thought that Mr Anderson and wife, formerly of Feilding, had been lost on board tho ill-fated Tararua ; hut we are happy to state that such is not the case, a letter having been received by a lady in Feilding from Mrs Anderson, stating that they had shipped in the Rotamahana, and had arrived in Melbourne in safety.”

A Co .irrigated Bigamy.— A remarkable biga 1 y c .se has just been investigated at Plymouth. William Cox was charged on remand with intermarrying Rosina Knight, his first wife, Caroline Drake, being alive. It was proved that the prisoner married Drake, but finding she was already the wife of George Merrifield, he left her and married Rosina Knight. On learning this, Drake, whose husband, Merrifield, had since been married to another woman, instituted proceedings against Cox. It was proved, however, that before Merrifield married Drake, he had another wife living. His marriage with Drake was therefore illegal. Cox consequently felt himself at liberty to many Drake, and did so. Another certificate proved that Drake had a husband alive when she married Cox. Cox’s marriage with her was illegal, and accordingly his marriage with Knight lawful. The Bench therefore discharged him. Prosecutions for bigamy are now to be instituted against Merrifield and Drake.

Tenders. Particulars of tenders required by the Education Board and by the Ashburton County Council will be found in our advertising columns. , New Auctioneering Firm. —Messrs J. T. Ford and Go., the well known firm of auctioneers, to-day notify, in our advertising columns, that Messrs Friedlander Brothers, merchants, have been appointed their agents in Ashburton, and all business in this district will in future bo conducted through them. The wide and largely increasing business of Messrs Friedlander Brothers’ linn argues well for an extremely satisfactory business in their new agency. Paterson v. Paterson. A sale under the above hill of sale is advertised by Mr Harrison, and particulars appear elsewhere. Mount Somers Agent. —Mr W. H. Puddicombe has been appointed agent for the Guardian in the Mount Somers district. Silk-worm Industry. —The Industrial Association, Christchurch, have received intimation from the Government that they have ordered the eggs and trees necessary for starting a silk-worm industry in the colon} 7 , as recommended by Mr Federlio. The Stamp Department.' —lt is understood that a Commission of Enquiry has been appointed in regard to the working of the Stamp Department with a view to ascertain what steps should be taken to ensure better protection against fraud, and also that the Commissioners are Messrs J. E. Fitzgerald, ComptrollerGeneral, chairman ; District Judge Shaw, R. C. Hamerton, Secretary for Stamps, and G. B. Davie, Registrar of Deeds. Wanganui Exhibition. —A Wanganui telegram says: —An exhibition of art, science, and industry opened on Saturday afternoon in the drill-shed. The exhibits are not yet completely arranged, but are sufficiently so to show that the exhibition is a decided success. The exhibition is in every way superior to the 1877 one, and will remain open for a month. It was opened by an address from Mr Gilbert King, chairman of the committee, and a number of vocal and instrumental selections. Accidental Death. —Charles Sutherland, landlord of the Queen’s Ferry hotel, Auckland died suddenly on Saturday from congestion of the brain, arising from accidentally falling while riding a few days ago near the Queen’s Redoubt. Grand National Meeting. —Shark, Stella, Clarence, and Kosciusko went through to-day per express train for Timaru, where they are engaged in the events at the Grand National Steeplechases. The Recent Robberies in Edinburgh. —For some time past the Wellington police have taken active steps with a view I to the identification of the two men Frederick Seymour, alias William Smith, and James Grant, alias T. Harnett, who committed several highway robberies in the neighbourhood of Edinburgh. Seymour shot himself dead before being arrested, but Grant was captured. It was then understood that both men had come from New Zealand, and photos of these desperadoes were sent here to be

identified. The police have been successful in their efforts as to the identification, one being recognised as that of the third officer of the barque Fern Glen, which was at Wellington in 1879, and the other

of a seaman of the same vessel. Happiness even in Poverty. —A pretty actress settled her advertising bill in a Little Rock newspaper office the other week by kissing the editor. Arkanas editors don’t get very rich, but they have heaps of fun. Bark Worse than Bite. —When a dog barks at night in Japan, the owner is arrested and sentenced to work a year for the neighbors that were disturbed. The dog gets off easier, being simply killed.

Female Alcoholists. —Boston has opened a swell liquor bar ‘‘ for ladies only,” and it is well patronised. There is less drunkenness, however, under the licensing system than when prohibition was the law, according to the police records.

A Would-be Benedict. —The Pall Mall Gazette says:—“ Walter Kupfericinia, aged thirty, a Swiss, was charged before Mr Flowers with being a lunatic wandering at large. The defendant went to Buckingham Palace, and demanded an interview with the Queen. Ho was told that he could not possibly see her, and was requested to leave. He, however, positively refused to do so, and said he would -wait there until he did see her. His object in doing go was to make a proposal for the hand of her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice, as he had a very strong wish to marry her. He. was taken into custody and examined by the divisional surgeon, who pronounced him to be insane. Mr Flowers said there could be no doubt that the defendant was laboring under some delusion, and if he wpre placed under proper control for a short time he would in all probability recover. Ho would, therefore, be sent to the workhouse. It was understood that for some time past he had been writing letters to the Princess, and that inquiries had been made concerning his whereabouts by the authorities at Scotland Yard.”

A Good Suggestion. —“ Jacob Terry,” the American correspondent of the Otago Witness , gives the following in a letter dated April 19th : —I know Now Zealanders take a hint kindly, even though they never intend to profit by it. Now, as you are trying to make both ends meet .and pay your taxes, and as you have not a very large market for your produce, would it not bo well to establish manufactures when you can? In the State of Maine, for several years, there w r as no demand for potatoes, hut the farmers did not give up growing them. Co-operative starch factories were established to convert the potatoes into starch, and there are now 22 of them in one county alone in that State. These factories run 90 days each season, and will use 3,000,000 bushels of potatoes, at 20 cents, or lOd, per bushel. This provides a local market for tho potato crop of the country to the extent of L 120,000, creates labor, and encourages the farmers. Starch will sell when potatoes are unsaleable. Why not try it 1

To kill the apple-tree blight, sow the ground repeatedly with lucerne. A tea made of peach leaves is a sure cure for kidney difficulties.

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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna Est Veritas et Prevalebit. MONDAY, MAY 23, 1881., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 351, 23 May 1881

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